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Cottonwood Marsh photo by Peter Burke

Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery - Garfield County
Ownership: None Listed
Description: The gravel road that goes west from the fish hatchery visitor parking area is a very nice one-mile hike in Gambel Oak habitat. Northern Saw-whet Owls have been heard in here at night and Virginia's, MacGillivray's, Yellow, and Yellow-rumped Warblers all reside here. The parking area is at the foot of a very large cliff that hosts a large colony of White-throated Swifts. Across the canyon Golden Eagles and Turkey Vultures nest in the cliffs.

Habitat: Foothill Shrub, Pond, Scrub Oak Forest
Directions: The fish hatchery is located adjacent to Rifle Falls State Park. Get off at the Rifle exit on I-70 (exit 90) and head 4 miles north on CO-13 to CO-325. Turn right onto CO-325 and follow this road north to the park in about 11 miles.
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